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That Dragon, Cancer

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Genre: Adventure, Indie

Platforms: Mac, Ouya, PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS, Android

An immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope and love.


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Based on 7
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WrytXander
7 reviews

Good 90%

The one bit of writing advice everyone should adhere to is "write what you know". In this case, the fact that the creators stuck to this piece of advice is the game's great tragedy, and just how closely they followed it is what makes the tragedy work so well. Everything is genuine. Not even the most allegorical piece of this game can be considered "pretentious", because it's abundantly clear that the creators actually went through the horrible ex... Read More

Positive points
Sincerity and effectiveness of storytelling
Aesthetic elements
Acknowledging humour and happiness along with all the horrible things
Negative points
Overall mechanical design
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finalcreature
3 reviews

Very Bad 30%

After a long time of hearing discussions and reading articles, I finally got the chance to play this game. Play? Well, more like experienced it. In case you never heard about this game here's a brief description: "A video game developer's love letter to his son; an immersive narrative driven experience to memorialize Joel Green and, through his story, honor the many he represents. That Dragon, Cancer is a poetic and playful interactive retellin... Read More